Grateful Dead Live at William and Mary College Hall on 1973-09-11
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Promised Land, Sugaree, The Race is On, Loser, Looks Like Rain, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, El Paso, Mississippi Half Step, Playin' In The Band
Let Me Sing*, Weather Report Suite Prelude*-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow*, Row Jimmy, Big River, Deal, Beat It On Down The Line, Dark Star-> Morning Dew, Sugar Magnolia
*with Martin Fiero and Joe Ellis on horns. Doug Sahm opened; First Let Me Sing
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|Playing In/The Band|
|Let Me Sing Your Blues Away|
|Weather Report Suite>|
|I Know You Rider|
|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodleloo|
|The Promised Land|
|Looks Like Rain|
|Let It Grow|
|China Cat Sunflower>|
|The Race Is On|
*w/ Martin Fiero and Joe Ellis on horns
- 2011-01-29 19:29:09
- aud>?>7" reel @ 3.75 ips, no nr technics rs-1506>hd-p2 24/96>cd wave>adobe audition 2.0>flac; transferred/seeded by Rob Berger
- Williamsburg, VA
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- Rob Berger, Jimmy Warburton
If he's still out there ,let me know.
Last time I saw him was Passaic 6/18/76 along with Jerry Moore and Charlie Disalvo.
Subject: Great AUD, but...
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away and the complete Weather Report Suite in set two feature horns (a rare occurrence for the Dead) and both are well performed and interesting. LMSYBA is interesting alone for Keith's not horrible vocals. I've never been partial to the studio version, and this isn't a huge improvement, but it works as a curiosity. The rest of this set is solid, but nothing stands out above other versions from this era. Dark Star showcases Phil leading for a while, and Garcia responds tastefully. It's not an epic Dark Star, but it's focused and spicy, coming in just shy of twenty minutes. The segue into Dew is masterful, but here's where things go wrong with this recording. Dew is chopped into three excruciatingly brief segments and the tape ends mid-verse.
Minus a star for less than ideal sound quality, and minus a big old star for the mutilated Dew. Plus a star, however, in honor of the intrepid tapers who where there to capture this performance Williamsburg.
Subject: Some cuts and missing Sugar Magnolia
Subject: Good Enuff To Swallow Whole
Jerry plays so many different tones throughout this concert it is like a seminar on pleasant electric guitar. He shows he doesn't need a lot of notes to accomplish the same thing melodically and harmonically as those guitarists who flash a lot of fancy fretting. There is no "efforting" on his part and in part he brings the band along with him and then pauses and lets the band bring him back up. It's a remarkably quixotic performance.
Big time "sleeper" show. Funny, you can hear some audience members conversing plain as if they were standing on stage with the band.
The horn players add a nice touch and do not get in the way. They play in ensemble with what the core is laying down.
Really enjoy their first foray into Let Me Sing - a song by Keith which sounds like it was made for the horn accompaniment. I always liked new or unfamiliar songs creeping into a Dead set. It provided the listener a chance to hear some new chord structures or flairs that we were not accustomed to and as such it was refreshing -- well, to me anyway. I know a majority of Dead Heads did not share my enthusiasm for the new or unusual song.
Unless, of course, it was unmistakably HOT. I was never so demanding of a band I came to make me dance.
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